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Excellent reference on museum projects of the 1980s, with statistical information, director's and architect's statements, historical stylistic antecedents, biographies, and an annotated bibliography. Incisive introductory essay on the typological history of American museum architecture includes the Renwick Gallery as a landmark of the Second Empire style.


  • Corcoran, W. W (William Wilson) 1798-1888
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates


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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Architecture
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  • Buildings
  • Biography
  • Bibliography

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